Hendrick Motorsports gets penalties at Sonoma

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Source: nascar

Nascar issued penalties to the Hendrick Motorsports teams that compete in the Nextel Cup Series, all of these as a result of rule infractions found at the last race at Sonoma.

The two cars of the team driven by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were found with components and equipment that are not approved by the Nascar regulations.All of these were found last Friday during the initial inspections of the car.

As a result, the two drivers have been penalized with 100 points each,their crew chiefs have been fined with $100,000 each, and suspended for the next 6 racesn Nextel Cup Series until August 15th.

The two drivers were very dissapointed about all this, saying that the penalties are excessive.Gordon’s lead in the championship was reduced to 171 points, and Jhonson who was on the 3rd place has now dropped to 5th place.

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